Avanto Swimmers Ready To Break Out In The Bering Strait

Avanto Swimmers Ready To Break Out In The Bering Strait

Alexander Brylin is preparing for the swim of his life.
,br/> The head of the organizing committee of the Meeting of the Sun (First Intercontinental Swimming Relay From Eurasia To America Across The Bering Strait) is currently training and planning for the unprecedented 86K (53 mile) relay swim across the Bering Strait from Cape Dezhnev, Chukotka, Russia, to Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska U.S.A. (via Big Diomede and Little Diomede Islands).

The President of the AQUICE-sport Federation, he once established a record for the longest distance swum in an ice hole 1700 meters in 48 minutes 25 seconds in Blagoveschensk, Russia in 2010.

The water temperature for the a href=”http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Meeting_of_the_Sun”>Meeting of the Sun will range between 4-8°C for the 30 swimmers from China, Russia, Czech Republic, Canada, Great Britain, Latvia and the USA taking part. Each member will swim up to 20 minutes at a time throughout the team’s estimated crossing of 30 hours. All the swimmers are experienced cold water swimmers and have prepared well for the anticipated August 10th start date.

Alexander is taking his ice hole swimming (or ‘avantouinti‘) talents to the open ocean where the cold will just be one of many risk-taking elements to plan for and overcome.

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